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Caribbean Life News Update – 25 August 2016

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Brooklyn’s youth get deadly lessons about guns


He takes a stand against gun violence – by opening death’s door.

Br­ookdale Hospital launched a scare tactic program to teach Brooklyn’s youth some deadly lessons about guns. The brainchil­d of the program titled “It Starts Here,” is Khari Edwards, head of the hospital’s external affairs.

Local dancer becomes internati­onal choreogra­pher


A Brooklyn choreogra­pher is keeping dancehall alive, one move at a time.


WE MUST EMBRACE ALL OF GUYANA by Dave Martins – Credits Stabroek News.

Dave Martins

Dave Martins

In a recent column I made a passing reference to a comment from Stabroek News writer Alan Fenty who had posed the question in his column whether “one could be Guyanese – spiritually and culturally – without being Indian, African, European or Chinese?” I answered Alan at the time saying the answer is “no, because we are made up of all these strands from other places, plus the Amerindian one, so to be truly Guyanese you have to see all those strands as part of you.” However, I felt at the time that his comment called for more elaboration, hence my effort today.

I would widen the comment above by saying that if we are truly Guyanese, and to be “one people” in fact and not in rhetoric, we should be abandoning these ethnic divisions we so rigidly practice and embracing instead the astounding variety of strong powerful expressions that make up the Guyana mosaic. We should see our diversity as values to be embraced with all the ingredients coming under one umbrella, the one called Guyana, instead of positions dividing us by origins.   Continue reading

Guyana 50-50 Banquet – Orlando. FL. – November 6, 2016

Guyana 50-50 Awards Banquet

Profile: Verna Walcott-White- Dance is her Passion – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Profile: Verna Walcott-White- Dance is her Passion

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine2

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Verna Walcott-White has been involved in dance for most of her life. She is not only an accomplished artist but what is remarkable is that Verna has shared her talents and knowledge with others for many years. She runs a dance school in New York and the students there are lucky to have an accomplished teacher in their midst.

Verna’s journey has been long, exciting and rewarding. As she reflects on the road traveled she is pleased with her many achievements.

Verna was born in Charlestown in Georgetown, Guyana. She grew up in Crown Street in Queenstown, not too far away. Her mother was Miriam Agatha Patterson, a school teacher and later Principal of St. Gabriel’s School. Her dad was Joseph Arnold Emmanuel Patterson and he was proud of that name.   Continue reading

President recommends establishment of National Indigenous People’s Authority

NTC Conference commences…President recommends establishment of Nat’l Indigenous People’s Authority

NTC1-300x196 Aug 23, 2016  Kaieteur News

During the opening of the 10th Annual National Toshaos Council (NTC) conference, which kicked off yesterday at the Arthur Chung Convention Centre, Liliendaal, President David Granger recommended the establishment of a National Indigenous People’s Authority (NIPA).

Photo: President Granger greets a participant of the National Toshaos Council Conference, as its Chairman, Joel Fredericks (third from right) and Minister of Indigenous People’s Affairs, Sydney Allicock (left of the President) look on. (Ministry of the Presidency Photo)    Continue reading

Caribbean RoundUp – By Caribbean Life News – August 23, 2016

Caribbean RoundUp – Caribbean Life News



A 35-year-o­ld French national was fined EC$4,000 after he pleaded guilty to causing a bomb scare on a LIAT flight at the VC Bird Internati­onal Airport, Antigua recently.

Vincy PM demands apology for former Windies captain


St. Vincent and the Grenadine­s Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has called on the President of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Dave Cameron and the Chairman of Selectors­, Courtney Browne, to apologize for the shabby treatment meted out to former West Indies Twenty20 Captain Darren Sammy.

Jerk fest brings staycatio­n to Williamsb­urg


Wanderlus­ters rejoice — a 12-day festival has come to Williamsb­urg to bring the Caribbean to Brooklyn for weeks of music, food, and island vibes.

Roberts condems Sammy’s firing   Continue reading

Commentary: Donald Trump is Losing it! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Commentary: Donald Trump is Losing it! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

Whatever happens in November 2016 we will be stuck with a President that is deeply flawed. The person will either be as shallow as a reef when it comes to domestic and foreign policy or one that cannot distinguish the truth from fiction. In the case of Donald Trump he has stirred a cocktail of hate and vitriol and is allowed to get away with it. But the mood may be turning against him largely as a result of his own doing.

As far as Hillary Clinton is concerned she insists that she is telling the truth when the facts show otherwise. The fact is that over 60 percent of the electorate cannot trust Hillary Clinton but what is worrying is that she may become president with her credibility in tatters. Is this the best that a democracy of 300 million people can offer? The answer to this question will help to throw light on the current of state of politics in America and the steps that ought to be taken to restore some decency to the process.

Read more: Commentary – Donald Trump is Losing it – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Profile: Bibi Rhaimoon Deonarine – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Profile: Bibi Rhaimoon Deonarine – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Devoted Wife, Mother and Friend

She is no statistic, a number on a cold and crumpled piece of paper. Bibi Rhaimoon Deonarine was a devoted wife, mother and friend. There are countless stories that attest as to how many persons she has helped and how she has changed lives for the better.

Rhaimoon lived her life close to God and raised her children to love humanity and to always respect the rights of others. She was warm, caring and approachable, she doted on her grandchildren and they in turn could not get enough of her. In late July 2015 Rhaimoon left us for Heaven. The end was unexpected. It was a beautiful summer’s morning. She stood at the subway stop at Rockaway Boulevard as the “A” train approached.     Continue reading

Guyana: Karma Stageplay by Shawn Hutchinson – Decatur GA – September 18, 2016

Karma show

Rio 2016: Matt Centrowitz Wins Team USA’s First 1,500m Gold Since 1908 + Guyanese roots

Matt Centrowitz One-Ups Olympian Dad, Wins Team USA’s First 1,500m Gold Since 1908

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 20: Matthew Centrowitz of the United States celebrates after winning gold in the Men's 1500 meter Final on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 20, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 20: Matthew Centrowitz of the United States celebrates after winning gold in the Men’s 1500 meter Final on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 20, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

RIO DE JANEIRO — “Welcome to the club.”

Those are the words Matthew Centrowitz heard from Sebastian Coe as he stood on the victory podium after winning the men’s 1,500-meter at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Coe was Olympic champion in 1980 and 1984 in the 1,500 and is now president of the IAAF, track and field’s global governing body.

The club only had two U.S. members before Saturday night. Centrowitz became the first American to win a gold medal in the metric mile since Mel Sheppard in 1908, who followed James Lightbody in 1904.

“I’m just, happy to bring gold back to the U.S.,” Centrowitz said. “Having a bit of history along the way is very humbling.”

Centrowitz was not to be denied this time.

Four years after finishing fourth in London, he led at every split, and then held on down the straightaway against a tough field.  Continue reading


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